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What We’re Thankful For

​ At Bella Books we have so much to be thankful for this year. We are so thankful for our amazing group of authors (our family) who continue to write their wonderful stories. How lucky are we? We are thankful for our team of editors, proofers, cover designers, typesetters, social media wiz and for the […]

Tribute to Claire and Carol Ashton

Any reader (or writer) of lesbian fiction is missing a gourmet feast if she does not read all seventeen novels in Claire McNab’s Inspector Carol Ashton series. Although the books are best digested in order, from Lessons in Murder to Lethal Care (written with Katherine V. Forrest), each book is a delicious main course in […]

“Mining the treasure trove that is my book’s characters”

Ten Days in May is quickly becoming my personal favorite of all the novels I’ve written for Bella Books, and not just because it’s my newest or because it’s my longest at 91,000 words. Don’t worry, I’m not trying to orphan my other thirteen romance novels…they are all my “children”. But with each book, I […]

“Trail rides lead to writing”

My eighth book, Birds of a Feather is coming out soon, and even though this book is set in Southern California and not centered on equestrians, I have been thinking about riding trails. Back in my twenties, when I was working at a pack station in the High Sierras, I always had the most fun […]

Reviews of Bella Books

“Superb writing”, “Swept Away”, “Great Meet Cute” the reviews of #BellaBooks are in and they sure have us giddy!

Reviews of Bella Books are in—what can we say? Reviewers love our books! From our romances to mysteries, to adventures our books are making reviewers so happy we can’t help but say “Stop you are making us blush” But don’t take our word for it, read on to hear directly from them… Some of our […]

“A Female James Bond”

Growing up in Chicago, I had friends who were diverse in pretty much every way—race, religion, and sexual orientation. While at the Commission on Human Relations, Chicago’s civil rights department, I worked side by side in harmony and respect with coworkers who were diverse. Though our days were filled with discrimination cases and hate crimes, […]

“An emotional and rollercoaster ride”, “I was enthralled from the first, “Hard to put down” the reviews of #BellaBooks are in and they sure have us blushing!

Reviews of Bella Books are in—what can we say? Reviewers love our books! From our romances to mysteries, to adventures our books are making reviewers so happy we can’t help but say “Stop you are making us blush” But don’t take our word for it, read on to hear directly from them… Some of our […]

“I Cannot Imagine That Woman Is Me”

Twenty years ago this note was left for me by a Hungarian who participated in a communications workshop I conducted in Germany: “I am 42 years old, but I cannot imagine that a woman could to learn me something new. You learned me how to have contact with the public. Thank you!” I framed it […]

Reviews of Bella Books

“A wonderfully told, delicate story”, “Beautiful but poignant tale”, “Hard to put down” the reviews of #BellaBooks are in and they sure have us smiling!

Reviews of Bella Books are in—what can we say? Reviewers love our books! From our romances to mysteries, to adventures our books are making reviewers so happy we can’t help but say “Stop you are making us blush” But don’t take our word for it, read on to hear directly from them… Some of our […]

#bellabooks author E. J. Noyes talks “about the process of drawing from two books to create a new story.”

In the author’s note for If I Don’t Ask, I mention that this fourth book in the Ask, Tell series is basically all the things I wish I could have put into Ask, Tell—if I’d had a few hundred thousand words to play with, and a better understanding of how to craft a book back […]